Police: Man speeds away from police, strikes cruiser

Associated Press
Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Bedford man has been arrested after police say he sped away from officers and crashed into a cruiser.

Police in Manchester said an officer tried to stop a car from speeding about 12:40 a.m. Thursday. Investigators said the driver, identified as 30-year-old Stephen Lesassier of Bedford initially stopped, then took off.

The officer later caught up with the car at a hotel parking lot, according to reports. Police said Lesassier crashed into the officer’s cruiser and then ran away. He was arrested a short time later. It wasn’t known whether the officer was hurt.

Lesassier was charged with reckless conduct, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, conduct after an accident and disobeying a police officer. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer, and a phone number couldn’t be found for him.